public health

State health agencies lag in hardening email security, researchers say

by • 4 months ago

Email security company Proofpoint said 44% of state health agencies don't have a published configuration of DMARC, a protocol that weeds out malicious messages.

Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns

by • 5 months ago

Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to use a mobile app to track COVID-19 patients' movements and personal encounters has raised objections about data collection.

Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response

by • 6 months ago

The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.

NYC used a 'no-code' platform to build its coronavirus portal quickly

by • 6 months ago

Gary Hoberman, CEO of app-design firm Unqork, said New York officials built their portal using visual "Lego blocks," and that other cities may launch similar sites as the pandemic continues.

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

by • 6 months ago

The city is trying get a better picture of potential coronavirus exposure. "This will all depend on our New Yorkers signing up," CIO Jessica Tisch said.

New maps show Los Angeles residents where to find food during pandemic

by • 6 months ago

After a shelter-in-place emergency order last week, a new website from LA Controller Ron Galperin is designed to help people find supermarkets, farmers markets and meal distribution centers.

As cities respond to coronavirus, data chiefs can play key role

by • 6 months ago

There are a few ways real-time data could be used to assist policymaking and emergency response, says a former Seattle city official.

Amid virus outbreak—and an earthquake—CIOs keep their heads down

by • 6 months ago

As public emergencies arise, state technology officials say they're doing what they can to keep government running smoothly.

Prisons seek tools, guidance for coronavirus response

by • 7 months ago

After an advisory in Texas tipped off facilities to the growing health crisis, many administrators realized they weren't sure how to manage their new tasks.